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three people were seriously injured after a bus crashed into a new jersey bank. before the bus slammed into the building, it hit a car and a pedestrian. eyewitnesss say the bus driver lost control. no passengers were on board. and nobody was in the bank. the bus driver, the pedestrian and the driver of the car all taken to the hospital. >> authorities say a terrifying ordeal for a tennessee family may be part of a disturbing new trend. a home invasion, kidnapping and bank robbery. >> now there's a special warning for bank executives from the fbi. # here's linsey janice. >> a tennessee family recovering after a terrifying ordeal. >> home invasion resulted in the abduction of a family. >> reporter: it all started at 8:00 a.m. on tuesday. two masked men forcing themselves into tanner and abby harris's home, blindfolding they and forcing them and their
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infant son into the family car taking the couple to the knoxville smartbank branch where he is vice president and ordering him to go inside and rob the bank. mr. harris did as he was told bringing them an undisclosed amount of money, but the men left him in the parking lot and sped off with mrs. harris and the baby inside. dumping them on a roadside about 15 minutes later. >> she hugged me and started crying saying that somebody was holding a gun to her head. >> reporter: the fbi is now investigating whether the crime is linked to another kidnapping in the area of a credit union ceo back in april and warning all bank employees to be extra vigilant. linzie janis, abc news, new york. the fbi says it's likely these groups did some kind of surveillance around the bank beforehand and warning bank employees and executives to watch out for cars that might be returning and not getting out of the vehicle. >> this is a movie plot. right? this happens in real life now. we've seen movies where this was the plot.
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that's scary stuff. >> very scary. >> coming up in the next half hour, fighting back against robocalls. one woman awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars after nonstop harassment. how her victory could impact you. >> first meet the guys behind the internet's best trick shot videos, dude perfect. that's what they're called. how these college buddies went from youtube obscurity to stardom. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ the social media sensation known as dude perfect has made millions of fans and earned lucrative endorsement deals by doing things that most kids would do for free. >> their trick shots will make your jaw drops. instead of fancy editing, they take the old fashioned approach. juju chang. >> reporter: they call themselves dude perfect, the high flying, gravity defying, trick shot making megastars of the internet. with 13 million fans on facebook. and nearly 6 million subscribers on youtube, racking up more than 750 million views. >> we're dude perfect. >> let's do some trick shots. >> it's their testosterone fueled yet boyish charm that's attracted obsessive fans of all
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ages including my son. >> oh, wow. >> i brought them along to dude perfect headquarters in texas. immediately, they put me to work on my own version of dudette perfect, the "nightline" edition. >> we're dude perfect. >> this is the no look shot. >> yea! >> okay, i get it now. >> this is the laser shot. >> in fact, their first video, a compilation of trick shots when they were just college buddies went viral. their tricks growing more and more draw dropping over a jumbo jet, even the goodyear blimp and yet the skeptics seem to grow, as well. >> everyone is convinced you guys are sneakily getting these trick shots. >> we kind of take that as a compliment because, i mean you've got to be really smart to be able to do that. we don't have that capability. >> i'm glad they think that highly of us. >> reporter: they say it's all real no tricky camera edits. >> this is the juju shot. >> it is just try, try, try, and
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try again. >> reporter: and like peter pan, never growing up seems to be their plan, even though most of them are married. and garrett is even a new dad. >> do you feel like people who don't know them would look at it and say, you know, these guys, they're just immature dudes. do you see it that way? >> i can see how people can say. they play for a living. i call cody and he's playing golf. after sitting down watching them do a shoot i told cody, i have so much more respect for you. i had no idea that much went into making a trick shot. >> how do you bring a little dude into this. >> i hope he can grow up and enjoy what we do. it's just all about having fun. >> reporter: that family-friendly business plan has made the dudes a perfect marketing phenomenon, bringing in big money from youtube and merchandise endorsements. >> this is our nerve edition. >> reporter: at least one estimate puts their net worth in the millions. >> everybody assumes you guys
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are billionaires now. give me a sense of like how much money are you guys rolling in? >> yeah it's not billions. >> you're just printing it right there. >> no. it's enough to support, you know families and do pretty well for ourselves. i mean we work really hard. >> reporter: which brings us to that impossible shot off the roof. >> off the roof. oh! >> #nailedit. for "nightline" i'm juju chang shooting trick shots in texas. >> that was real. >> she really did it. >> it was real because of her reaction. she was excited. >> yeah. you can't fake that. >> really? >> yes. we don't see it happening but they have -- you know how many times they have to try and miss. all we see is the make. >> there's hope for even me then. >> well, i mean, yes, there's always hope for you, reena. >> oh, come on, t.j. >> there's always hope for you. we need to get basketball going here. >> let's do that. how much are those? can we get those on amazon for $34.99? >> a little more.
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to spice things up? tonight. we might need to throw the mix out. i'm being insulted here by my co-anchor. anyway, first in the mix, video to show you. electronic dance music. you're not into it. but it's built on not really dancing necessarily but deejays do this and you're just kind of bopping around. everybody jumping around and getting into the groove. the deejays build up to this bass drop. building anticipation and dum dum, how it goes. i have to set it up like that. >> dumb -- dum, dum. i'm going to take you to video trying to set up the crowd with the bass drop and then -- ♪ >> they were in the mood to keep it going. and that was where the bass drop was supposed to happen. they're just messing with the
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crowd a little bit. they played a slow jam. here it is again. ♪ >> oh. >> that wasn't supposed to happen. >> that's a great song from the '80s. i'm sorry they don't appreciate that song. >> you don't want that song when you're in the club at 2:00 in the morning. you're getting your groove on. >> there was a point when people in the '80s went to studio 54, 6 or 9 or whatever it was and they played that song. >> did you stay studio 6 or 9? did you just say that? >> i forget what it is. >> i don't know that spot. but it sounds awesome, noel. oh, no. please, your story is next. recover from that, reena. >> all right. how about we move on to hazing sometimes. >> what? >> okay. . explain, please. >> all right. sometimes in sporting events, sporting organizations have hazing of the younger players, the rookies. >> innocent stuff. >> innocent stuff. you're right. the term could be taken the wrong way. this is sort of with the rookies. the st. louis cardinals decided
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to send the rookies out to starbucks between one of their games against the chicago cubs. they went to the chicago starbucks in their uniforms. >> that's awesome. >> then they brought the coffee back to the players on the team. this is like a way for the older teammates to keep the guys humble. toughen them up. they say. unfortunately, it doesn't do much for their game. they did lose both games against the cubs. >> hey, they got a good picture. the fact they made them go in their uniforms is the icing on the cake. >> somebody was saying they also sometimes send them to weddings in their uniforms and sandy, our director was saying i would rather do the coffee run than go to a wedding. >> one last to show you. have you seen the body issue of espn that have done this six or so years. great athletes are posing nude and showing off these great athletic bodies. there you see bryce harper from the washington -- from washington. well, look at the mascot here for the cleveland indians.
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th this morning on "world news now," demanding answers from united airlines after the latest in a series of computer melt downs impacting hundreds of flights in a matter of hours. wall street shutdown the nation's other computer glitch impacting the stock market. new details on how traders did their job. digital dependency, blaming forgetfulness on all the information stored in smartphones. from phone numbers, addresses and even birthdays. >> and under investigation, ariana grande's doughnut licking stunt. the video going viral and her unsavory comments. why police are getting involved that's in the skinny on this thursday, july 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan.
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>> and good morning to you all. we have to start with breaking news. an astonishing turn in south carolina. the confederate flag will be coming down at the capitol state grounds. >> house lawmakers voted 93-27 to remove the flag after a debate that dragged on more than 13 hours. lawmakers rejected a string of amendments aimed at changing or delaying the bill which was introduced after the charleston church massacre. there will be one more procedural vote before the governor can sign the bill. >> governor haley said it should come down so she's expected to sign this. she said this is a proud day for her state. time for them all to come together and heal after what happened in charleston. an amazing turn for that flag all the debate, been there 50 years, went up to protest the civil rights movement essentially at the state capitol and this is just -- it's a heck of a day heck of a morning. a lot of people never thought that would come down. >> a testament to the folks who
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voted on this. it happened pretty quickly and after the massacres, people knew this was not a let's wait six months or a year to get this done. >> we'll follow up on that for you. other major headlines today the widespread computer failure at one of the world's largest airlines. thousands of frustrated passengers look at that shot, they were stuck in airports from coast to coast. >> it was not the day to fly yesterday. the technical glitches left hundreds of united airlines planes on the tar mac rendering its computers useless. here's jim avila. >> reporter: gates overflowing, ticket counters jammed. check-in kiosks dark, delay boards bleeding red. some totally blank as lines of passengers snake across the united airlines curbsides. >> we came in, we could barely get into the door because the lines were so long. >> reporter: the nightmare begins at 7:30, the height of morning takeoffs when a computer router malfunctions preventing communication with planes on the ground. 59 flights canceled, 800
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delayed. >> this is systemwide, this computer failure throughout the united system which means nobody is going nowhere. >> reporter: by 9:30, lines are growing and united tweets, we're working to resolve and apologize for any inconvenience. but not until an hour later does a united spokesman confirm the computers are back, but not completely. >> it's probably the longest line i've seen at the airport. >> reporter: united tweeted a video apology, promising to wave change fees. >> thank you so much for your loyalty and business. we're continuing to work hard to earn it. we again apologize for the inconvenience. >> reporter: united says it's working very hard to recover from its computer issues but this is the fifth time in three years that computer hassles have, in fact, wreaked havoc on its customers. jim avila, abc news, washington. a houston bound flight made an unscheduled stop in boston because of an unruly passengers.
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travelers aboard the british airlines plane from london said a man took his shirt off and started yelling. they say he hit a female companion, four passengers restrained him. he was arrested for interfering with the flight. he may also be charged with assault. >> the fbi director is again sounding the alarm on the sophisticated technology used by isis to recruit young people around the world. james comey told senators isis is reaching out to more than 20,000 english speaking followers on twitter and then moving on to encrypted mobile messages that are difficult for law enforcement to intercept. >> it's no longer the case that someone is troubled needs to go find this propaganda and this motivation it buzzes in their pocket. there is a device almost a devil on their shoulder all day long saying kill kill kill kill. >> and comey said consumers' rights to privacy must be weighed against public safety but silicon valley companies making smartphones with the encryption technology say it
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protect s customers from hackers. >> bloomberg is reporting a software upgrade caused a computer glitch. wall street trading was suspended nearly four hours. here's abc's lana zak. >> moments of high tension as trading was halted for hours on the new york stock exchange. the nyse releasing a statement, we're experiencing a technical issue we're working to resolve as quickly as possible. >> embarrassingly, it took a couple hours but it clearly wasn't the end of the world. >> reporter: but this technical issue happened to coincide with the issue of market tension. wednesday chinese markets continued their crash in what's dubbed the great fall of china. >> the market is still a lot of leverage and pulls that the authorities can use to avoid that. >> reporter: worrying for many in america the situation in europe. greece a few days from a possible bankruptcy and collapse. the concern that a collapse in greece would have a ripple effect for the rest of the eu and possibly the united states. >> we worry more about greece and china and worry about what
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the federal reserve is doing than whether the new york stock exchange has a trading glitch because that trading glitch in my opinion had absolutely zero impact on your 401(k). >> stocks were trading lower on wednesday in part because of the volatility in the global markets. the new york stock exchange reinforced the idea that this had nothing to do with lacking or any sort of cyber crimes but in a time of sensitivity, you can imagine that this had a lot of people very worried. reena, t.v.? >> you're right. thank you so much. the defense for the colorado theater shooter could rest as soon as friday. today prosecutors will continue cross examining a star witness for the defense. she says holmes was mentally ill at the time of the shooting. prosecutors attacked the credibility of the schizophrenia expert even questioning the accuracy of her notes. they say he was sane during the massacre. >> communities in 15 states are under flash flood watches and warnings overnight. in texas a man and his dog swept off a bridge over a rising creek in brownwood, texas, yesterday.
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they managed to get out of their truck but all were washed down stream. nearly 5 inches of rain fell in this community in a short time. rivers and creeks still rising there. in oklahoma, runoff from the rain is damaging roads and sewers. so far no reports of damage to homes but a lot of roads close there had. 100-year-old historical records were submerged in a county office building basement. they'll be freeze dried now today to try to save them. >> freeze dried. >> do what you got to do. >> in today's forecast rain across much of the nation especially heavy rain again in oklahoma to the ohio valley rain later in the day from washington, d.c. to new york city. lightning in the fire zone in the northwest. threat for firefighters. >> sweltering again in that fire zone, 90s in texas, memphis, washington, d.c., 70s and '80s in l.a., chicago, detroit and boston. microsoft says it's cutting 7800 jobs. that's nearly 7% of its work force. also writing off nearly $8 billion all due to its purchase of nokia phones, a move the company admits was a mistake.
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most of the layoffs will be made overseas to the operations there. these cuts come on top of the 18,000 jobs microsoft trimmed last year. the good lord heard your prayers. you don't have to leave your sofa because you want taco bell. they're now delivering apparently to more than 90 cities as part of taco bell's deal with door dash. the service was successfully tested in several market locations. it admits there are still a few glitches. why are you laughing >> now i >> this is what we need. now i don't have to get off my couch to get taco bell. >> the lord heard your prayers. >> who was praying for that. beef burrito at any hour of the day, i was praying for that. >> this is not a good thing. >> this could potentially be useful. weak moments. >> we can't get up to go get taco bell. >> you get up to get your iphone to call them and they deliver. >> oh, man. all right. >> taco bell's new service got a headstart in a california location with the delivery of a baby boy.
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>> the parents to be, they were headed to the hospital yesterday afternoon. they didn't get hungry and pull over but it became clear they weren't going to make it to the hospital and they pulled over in all places taco bell parking lot. >> the baby was in a big hurry and born in the front seat of their car even before the fire department arrived. he clearly didn't know about the delivery service. >> he got a sniff of that stuff. what is that? let me get out of here. we've got the skinny coming. you love the taco bell delivery thing? >> i don't like fast food but if you're a vegetarian you have options at taco bell. >> the burritos are a good thing. >> pretty good. bean and cheese. >> get off your couch and get it, please. >> the "skinny" coming your way, folks and the pop superstar showing heartfelt generosity by helping a fan who is facing some tough times. >> also ahead, blaming forgetfulness on smartphones. could you remember addresses, appointments and birthdays without digital dependence. harassing non-stop row bowcalls. the one consumer who took the
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prices start around $18,000. >> can you print out the spare parts when it breaks down? >> that is a good question. >> i would love to be able to do that from my printer instead of paying somebody extra. >> she's thinking ahead. >> i always do. i'm a mama. we've all gotten the annoying robocalls which seems to come at the most inconvenient time. one texas woman was so fed up, she went to court. >> yes. and the judge delivered a message of his own and it was a costly one. abc's lindsey davis explains. >> hello, this is rachel at cardholder services. >> reporter: we've all fallen victim to it. >> anywhere from five to six per day. >> they call morning, noon and night. >> reporter: one texas woman is victorious victorious. time warner cable ordered to pay araceli king of irving, texas nearly $230,000 after 153 robocalls were made to her cell phone in just over a year. look at this phone record, six calls in less than 12 hours. turns out the calls weren't for her. time warner intended to get a
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man named louis perez to pay a delinquent bill. it's illegal for companies to robocall personal cell phones once the customer objected. the judge in this case awarded the maximum fine, $1500 per call because he wrote time warner "could not be bothered to update her information even after she notified them and filed suit." >> consumers need to know they have the right to ask that the calls stop. and if their request is not respected, then they have the right to sue in court and recover money. >> reporter: a spokesperson for time warner cable tells us they're looking at all options to determine how they'll proceed. if robocalls are a problem for you, the lawyer we spoke to advises that you keep a record of the calls, determine the business that's making the calls, tell them you don't want them to call and if they persist, you could sue. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> good advice. did you know 74 of those calls happened after they filed the lawsuit. >> wow. >> the judge was like clearly you're disrespecting the law and
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not taking us seriously. i always take the law seriously especially when i crank call you. at 3:00 a.m. >> that's what this is. my granny outfit. >> how are you going to crank call me at 3:00 a.m.? i'm sitting next to you. >> that's why it never works out. >> that's why i don't answer. my wife is getting tired of it, by the way. >> all right. coming up ariana grande is apologizing for anti-american remarks and we got some doughnut video of her you need to see. yes, doughnuts. >> okay. trust you on that one. who the kids think are taking the best selfies besides us, of course. that's in the skinny, next. >> "wo >> "world news now" continues after this from
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ >> okay. well, this is our ironic lead in "the skinny" this morning. doughnuts and a pop star that was apparently caught licking them. >> doesn't sound like a big deal if you're licking a doughnut. it's a big deal if you lick a doughnut meant to be sold to another customer that's coming in after you. we're talking about ariana grande making comments that followed an alleged doughnut licking incident. look at this tmz posted security camera footage. there she is on the right standing next to that guy. seems friendly enough and she takes a lick of a doughnut that is there on display. now, she appeared to do it on a dare maybe. they were just playing around.
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it's not funny. police in south carolina reportedly investigating this alleged health hazard. >> but grande now apologizing for the comments she made after a new batch of doughnuts laid out in front of her saying, quote, i hate americans, i hate america. she explained she did not mean to fat shame americans and love america. >> yes. she says this wasn't a patriotic thing. i take this seriously and she does work with childhood obesity and i hate that we indulge in these things is what she claims she was referring to. a twist here she has been replaced as the headlining act at saturday's major league baseball all-star game replaced by demi lovato. official reason grande had to drop out because she's having her wisdom teeth removed. she said i'm still learning need to watch my mouth and seems to apologize. we shall see. >> okay. >> taylor swift on the other side of the spectrum here, has repeatedly shown how much she loves her fans and done it once again. what is that? a special swifty facing a tough time.
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>> 11-year-old naomi oaks was just diagnosed with leukemia. is such a brave girl. she was more worried about not being able to see taylor in concert when her tour rolled through phoenix so she received a letter from swift. >> telling her not to worry, there will be more concerts. swift also donated $50,000 to her family to pay for chemo treatments. listen to naomi's reaction now. >> i seriously think i'm going to pass out right now. >> how cute is that. now, naomi decided to make taylor's current hit single "bad blood" her fight song during her blood cancer treatment. great for her. we've seen stuff different end of the spectrum. this is what we're getting used to see stories from ariana grande versus these stories from taylor swift. >> taylor has done so much for her fans. it's amazing. >> hanging in there, you had a cough. >> sorry. thanks for picking up there. >> want to keep going.
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>> yeah. to an emotional good-bye. yesterday on the view for rosie perez, the actress confirmed she is leaving "the view" as she thanked whoopi goldberg. and nicole wallace. she welcomed new hosts raven-symone and michelle collins, but then turned her attention to the viewers. >> just know that i do not have one regret for coming to this show. i would do it all over again. and it's all because of you, the fans. and please know. >> perez joined "the view" back in september and will take a final bow next month. >> finally the world's biggest stars now have another way of being reward ford doing something less than spectacular. taking selfies. there's an art to it, i'm told. >> the second round nominations for the teen choice awards was announced last night. a new category, choice selfie takers. the nominees include justin bieber, rihanna, one direction, kylie jenner. >> you can't forget about her sis, the queen of the selfie
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you go long™. ♪ ♪ well, finally this half hour, blaming your forgetfulness on your smartphone dependency. >> after storing birthdays, phone numbers, addresses, is it possible to go through life never having to remember anything again? here now abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: today we rely on our phones for just about everything. >> my cell phone, i have it with me at all times. >> reporter: louis ck joking
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parents at dance recitals are phone obsessed. >> kids are dancing and every parent is standing there like this. every single person was blocking their vision of their actual child. >> reporter: phones have our phone numbers, addresses, our social calendar, they even help us with directions. it seems like our brains hardly have to remember much these days. do you ever forget information that you trust a digital device to store and remember for you? if the answer is yes, then you most likely have what some are calling digital amnesia. just how dependent are we on these devices? in a recent on-line survey, commissioned by a cybersecurity firm, most people said they used the internet as an online extension of their brain and almost half said their smartphone serves as their memory. >> the problem with this kind of digital outsourcing of our memory is that it prevents us from learning how to remember. and it allows us to forget things more quickly. >> the study also found that
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most people can't remember their friends or siblings' phone numbers. >> i don't know my best friend's number. i do not know my brother's number either. >> reporter: guess what number most people can remember. >> my childhood home phone number. i have to write it on every document i have ever filled out. i remember that. >> you also remember addresses, right? you don't look up your iphone home address. >> no. do you know your husband's phone number right now? >> it's probably the only other number i know. i know my childhood number. >> i know my wife's cell number but her work number i have no idea. >> cell phone you need. >> really? >> yeah. >> she doesn't answer it that often. i need a backup number for her. >> there's a reason she's not answering. >> really, reena. >> don't miss our updates on facebook. wnn fans. more news. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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holmes. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." investigators say it was not terrorism and it wasn't hacking that shut down the new york stock exchange for much of yesterday. it was a computer glitch. traders managed to go about their business as new details coming in about what caused the crash. >> the fbi chief is warning that isis is using twitter and encryption technology to recruit thousands of english speaking terrorists. he says hi-tech tools used by law enforcement to intercept messages is ineffective. the unruly passenger who caused a houston bound flight to make an unexpected stop in boston will be arraigned today. he started screaming on the british airways plane and was restrained by passengers. he was arrested. >> more bad news for jason
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pierre paul. his right index finger was amputated after a fireworks accident. the giants pulled a multiyear $60 million contract offer. those are some of our top stories on this thursday july 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> we begin with breaking news just going down a short time ago. a historic vote in south carolina after flying on the state house grounds for more than 50 years, the confederate flag will be coming down. >> state lawmakers in the house have voted to remove the flag. the 93-27 vote came after marathon debate sparked by a renewed push to take down the flag after the church massacre. but supporters of the flag dug in their heels for 13 hours. >> our heritage with the flag that's out front has been hijacked. it hurts me and pains me those outside forces are coming down in a couple weeks to march here. >> there's the other side of it
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that recognizes that the flag or the symbol of the time in the war that was fought resulted in oppression. and it resulted in disrespect of a color and a race. >> there will be one more procedural vote before governor nikki haley can sign the bill after the vote. she posted it's a new day in south carolina, a day that truly brings us together as we continue to heal. >> and a day a lot of people never thought they would see. that flag coming down. other major story, this half hour, the shutdown on wall street. officials say it was a computer glitch, not something criminal. >> and reports from bloomberg this morning say a software upgrade may have caused the computer crash. abc's tom llamas reports. >> reporter: the new york stock exchange paralyzed, trading halted for hours, brokers staring at blank screens. at the 9:30 opening bell, traders already noticing computer problems, an hour later, reassurance from the stock exchange saying the problems are
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mostly resolved. then at 11:32, trading suspended completely, no buying, no selling, traders looking at nothing on the terminal screens. >> obviously, it's a little bit unnerving in the sense it reminds us of the vulnerability of this system. it used to be we used to trade with pads and paper. >> reporter: the exchange tweeting they are experiencing an internal technical issue. the white house quickly weighing. this is not terrorism or a cyberattack. >> at this point there is no indication that malicious actors are involved in these technology issues. >> reporter: only at 3:10 p.m. does trading resume. this is the longest a computer problem has ever shut down trading on the new york stock exchange, but some reassurance from ted wiseburg who's worked on wall street 40 years. >> you have to keep in context it's an embarrassment, yes, but in no way did it affect the investors' ability to access the markets. >> reporter: experts tell us the average 401(k) was unaffected by what happened here and officials at
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the exchange tell us they're still working on computer problems but everyone's money is safe. tom llamas abc news, new york,. >> an unrelated computer glitch being blamed for delaying air travelers across the country. a systemwide problem grounded every united airlines flight for nearly two hours, stranding thousands of passengers. lines grew to epic lengths after ticket counter workers were unable to check in passengers or communicate with planes on the tar mac. united tweeted a video apology and promised to waive change fees. >> thank you so much for your loyalty and your business. we're continuing to work hard to earn it. again apologize for the inconvenience. >> 800 flights were delayed. this is the second major computer problem for united in less than two months and the fifth in three years. >> the search resumes at daybreak today for the body of a pilot of a private plane that collided with a f-16 fighter jet. federal investigators are searching for answers in a crash that could have been prevented. here's abc's steve osunsami.
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>> witness confirmed two planes down. >> reporter: federal investigators say they can't yet explain how one of the most sophisticated fighter jets ever created managed to crash into a small private plane, midair. >> do not go near the smoke. it's toxic. >> reporter: witnesses say it was like an eagle taking out a sparrow. >> like an aftershock explosion. big old fireball in the air. >> they've yet to talk with major aaron johnson who survived. his parachute seen here in coast guard video. from his rescue tuesday. divers searching the cooper river have now recovered the body of 68-year-old michael johnson the passenger in the cessna, but still looking for the remains of his son, 30-year-old joe johnson, a former draft pick for the atlanta braves. >> the wallet we found was the wallet of joseph. >> his brother told us joe flew daily and meticulous about maintaining his plane. witnesses tell police the cessna pulled up suddenly right before the crash, but abc news consultant steve ganyard says air traffic controllers should have warned
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the f-16 that the cessna was there. >> why didn't the air traffic controllers see this small cessna? why didn't they warn the f-16? why didn't the f-16 not see this traffic. >> reporter: investigators say that flight data recordings on the f-16 will be key. steve osunsami, south carolina. new details this morning about the gun used in the san francisco murder at the center of the immigration debate. the gun was stolen from a federal agent, a ranger with the bureau of land management, it was taken when someone broke into his car just days before kathyrn steinle was shot. it's not clear how the gun wound up in francisco sanchez's hand. the mexican suspect who has been deported five times. he claims the gun was fired by accident. >> community leaders in baltimore are praising the mayor for firing the police commissioner. saying it was long overdue. the city has been in turmoil since the death of freddie gray. in the back of a police van. the commissioner taking heat for his leadership in the case. here now ron claiborne.
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>> reporter: two months after the death of freddie gray in police custody captured on video, the head of baltimore's police department is out. baltimore's mayor stephanie rawlings-blake appointed anthony batts in 2012 and she is replacing him with a interim commissioner from inside the department because the city's crime rate including its murder rate has soared. >> this was not an easy decision. the people of baltimore deserve better. >> reporter: the new commissioner will be kevin davis. a gunman killed three people a few blocks away from a local college. so far this year, 155 murders in the city, 48% higher than last year and six baltimore officers were charged in connection with the death of gray while in police custody and for days, baltimore was engulfed in racial riots over it. it is likely widespread criticism of the of baltimore police department led to the announcement. the city's top cop who headed the department at that time dismissed. in may, there were 42 murders in baltimore, the single deadliest
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month in that city of 600,000 in nearly 15 years and now that triple homicide tuesday night, something had to give. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. with while the entire family was almost swept away off a massachusetts beach by dangerous rip current and the entire ordeal caught on camera by a member of the family. the 16-year-old girl was running a gopro cam on a selfie stick when she and her parents were caught by the current. dad says he's never been that scared or felt that helpless in his life not even when he was a marine. >> well, checking today's forecast, rain across much of the nation especially heavy again in oklahoma, to the ohio valley, rain later in the day in the big cities of the northeast, lightning in the fire zone in the northwest, a threat for firefighters. >> sweltering heat once again in the fire zone, low 90s in portland and seattle, 90s in dallas, memphis, washington, d.c., 70s and 80s in l.a., chicago, detroit and boston. i got a story about a dog now. dog went to a vet, this is in pittsburgh. had a tummy ache needed
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surgery. >> here's why. tiki ate enough hair bands for nearly seven softball teams, enough underwear to last more than a week and there were lots more discoveries. >> underwear. the doctor was surprised by this. surgical technician removed four rubber bands, a band-aid, eight pairs of underwear, 62 hair bands. >> oh, boy. >> these people plan to keep an eye on her to make sure the diet improves. # >> poor tiki. >> where is tiki hanging out? >> tiki. >> eating underwear? >> i don't know. somebody needs to put more kibl and bits in his -- >> the dog is hungry. coming up, political insiders doing some double takes. okay, the dog sound doesn't go with the political story. it goes with the dog story. the donald trump story is coming up next. we don't want to be accused of anything. >> got you. >> gop frontrunner jeb bush, donald trump making more comments that are getting some attention. >> i thought you were going to say he said who let the dogs out. >> really you went back what?
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all right. things seem to be going well for a second. then it wasn't. worst of seven crashes yesterday you're seeing there during the tour de france. knocked the top french cyclist out of the competition. other cyclists got back on the bikes. heavy rains and strong winds made the course slippery yesterday. weather expected to be a whole lot better today. the course today will be fairly flat.
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not so much of this. >> we hope so. >> the washington redskins are promising to appeal a federal ruling upholding the cancellation of its name, the team name that was trademarked in registration. the judge ruled the term redskins may be disparaging to native americans. for now the team can continue using the name but no longer have the legal protection that come with a federally registered trademark. the head of the republican national committee has reportedly has asked donald trump to tone his comments down on immigration. >> and that's not the only controversial comment made by a gop candidate causing uproar. abc's serena marshall has the details. >> reporter: it may be his worst gaffe yet. in new hampshire, republican front-runner jeb bush saying americans need to work more. >> workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. it means that people need to work longer hours. >> reporter: americans already work more than any other industrialized country, on average 47 hours a week. hillary clinton's campaign reacting quickly, her campaign chairman tweeting, americans are working pretty hard already.
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bush backtracking those comments overnight saying he was talking about underemployment meaning those who want to morning more but can't. >> i think people want to work harder to have more money in their own pockets not to be dependent upon government. you can take it out of context all you want but high sustained growth means people work 40 hours rather than 30. >> reporter: 6.5 million people in the u.s. involuntary work part time because they can't find full-time employment. a survey finding nearly 50% of those working part time want more hours at the same pay. labor force participation rate at its lowest since 1977. billionaire presidential contender donald trump also tackling the topic of labor admitting it's possible undocumented immigrants helped build his empire. >> i can't guarantee it. how can anyone. we have 34 million in the country. i can say this, we work very hard to make sure everybody is legal as opposed to illegal. >> reporter: here are the facts. there are currently 11 million
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undocumented immigrants in the country, 4 million of those with american-born children and while trump may stand by his remarks calling immigrants murderers and rapists, the republican national committee chairman is urging him to tone it down spending nearly an hour on the phone with him last night. >> thank you so much. do you remember mitt romney in 2012, he only got 27% of the hispanic vote. i wonder can just the gop, the republican party as a whole recover from any of these comments even though it might not be trump that's the front-runner, but does it bleed over to the whole party? >> it lumps into what a lot of people say just is standard operating procedure. it follows a story line. they try. they have been trying and trying since the last election to try to make inroads in minority communities and somebody high profile in the republican party says something and it sets them back. >> okay. we will a very to see what happens. coming up, tech time. new gadgets you haven't heard of. >> if you think the apple watch is cutting edge, we're really
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♪ ♪ well, the apple watch is getting a lot of attention right now but there are plenty of other toys out there that any gadget lover can get into. >> the latest tech gear is here in new york. abc's tech contributor trina trinh shows us what's hot. we're at ce week in new york city, some of the coolest consumer electronics and tech gadgets are inside. let's go check them out. >> these days, wearables are moving from your wrist to your fingers. check this out. this is a smart ring that gauges how well you sleep. >> reporter: the aura use infrared and temperature sensors along with an accelerometer to check your heart rate, activity and sleep resulting in custom recommendations for your overall wellness. >> a perfect combination of activity so that it doesn't affect your sleep negatively. >> that's a lot of processing power packed into one little band.
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3-d printers are also proving good things come in small packages. this is the micro, a 3-d printer that measures just over 7 inches on each side. >> one of the first things we did is say if you want to make an affordable 3d printer you have to reinvent all the pieces and make it as compact as possible. >> don't worry if you're a novice. newer printers like the mod t are super user friendly. >> we try to make it friendly once you buy your mod t, come home, set it up, it's wi-fi connected. you run through the software once. it gets it on the wireless network. that will get you to the store, an on-line marketplace full of 3d designs. >> those can be set wirelessly to the mod t and will start printing automatically. you know that annoying chirping sound your smoke alarm gives off when the battery is about to die? no more. this is bruce. it's a connected battery that lasts for five years. it's wi-fi enabled and turns your regular smoke alarm into a smart smoke alarm.
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>> and when you're not home, that alarm goes off, wouldn't you want to know? it gives you notification on your smartphone. >> even instruments are getting smarter. check out this grand. a new synthesizer keyboard with keys you can really dig into and wiggle around. >> much like say jeff beck doing the guitar using the volume no be or his finger tips on the strings, this gives you more of your own voice because you're able to bring your techniques to these expressions. >> one more reason why the latest tech toys are music to our ears. trina trinh, abc news, new york. >> which one do you want. >> the piano. >> that's cool. >> it's pretty cool. i wish i had that when i was learning the piano when i was 8. i would have stuck with it. >> i must be getting older. more mature. i want the smoke alarm. >> do you really? >> yes. >> that's so funny. >> useful that would be. >> you're right though. it was pretty cool. >> coming up here, some people, they just get bored with their natural hair color. >> why are you looking at me? >> it's your turn to read.
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♪ ♪ ♪ well, hair color can be a touchy subject for many women. the choice to go boldly in a new direction can be kind of tough. >> but plenty of ladies not shying away from a bold color, at least for your head. pastels? >> uh-huh. kind of like my dress, my
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jacket. >> abc's abbie boudreau has more on this growing trend. >> reporter: it's the summer friendly trend taking hollywood by storm. from pop superstars like katy perry to nicole richie and kelly ripa, celebs all over are turning their ponytails pastel. >> i like to mix it up a little. i get very bored. i've had the same color for i don't know, for six months at least. rr and now everyday people are jumping on board with tutorials and pinterest pages popping up everywhere online. >> this is the darker part since it's going to be an ombre. >> reporter: some even turning to sand art for inspiration. >> you ready to go pink? excited. >> reporter: celebrity colorsist rita hassan says turning your locks every shade of the rainbow is becoming more and more popular. >> about three years ago, i did katy perry's hair pink, purple and blue. this trend is sort of keeping the wave of all these colors and it's fun to see it's main stream
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and okay to go to the office with like pink hair. >> reporter: but she warns, you have to be willing to spend time in the chair, depending on your natural hair color it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours. >> before you go any of these pop colors, these pastel colors you have to bleach out your hair. so you have to like be the palest you can. this works for people with really light hair. this is a total commitment but a fun commitment. >> reporter: and her clients agree. >> i already really love it. this is maybe a new thing. >> that's for sure my summer look. >> abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> it's unfortunate, i couldn't do it. my hair's too dark. >> don't say unfortunate. your hair looks good. i should tell you, your hair looks great. i always urge you to put your hair up. i love it when you have your hair up. >> mr. holmes, all compliments on your day back. on your day back. on your day back.
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this morning on "world news now," dangerous downpours drenching millions of americans, people and property in harm's way. more than a dozen states today with watches and warnings. >> airline anxiety. the computer meltdown impacting hundreds of united airline flights. >> i definitely am not pleased. >> demanding answers after united's fifth computer failure in three years. chain reaction. the serious spill for pro cyclists at the tour de france. the competitor badly injured after a series of crashes. spell binding stunts from the guys from dude perfect have millions of followers and we'll show you a side of these athletes that's rarely season. it's thursday, july 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now."
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with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> good morning. look who's joined us back this morning. >> good to be back. >> good to see you. >> quick trip. >> good trip. i'll tell you more about that out to l.a. >> you were able to make it back despite the issue with the flights. >> got off a united airlines flight. >> you did not. >> i swear to you, within an hour heard about the glitches. >> it was you. >> i didn't think about that. >> first thing i thought about. >> we'll get into that later. everything is good now with united we're told that everything is good. >> welcome back. >> good to be back. our top story is the flash flood watches in 15 states with downpaurs drenching up to 25 million americans. >> in texas, a man and his dog were swept off a bridge over a rising creek. this is in brownwood, texas, yesterday. nearly 5 inches of rain fell on the central texas community and rivers and creeks still rising there. >> in oklahoma runoff from the heavy rain damaging roads and sewers. historical records were
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submerged in county office buildings. abc's ginger zee is covering the extreme weather. >> reporter: severe storms dropping major hail from lake tahoe to new mexico. flash flooding drowning towns from missouri to pennsylvania. this creek in branson tripling in size ins just minutes tuesday. >> we were running and trying to save what we could. >> watch as cars for sale in this lot start floating away. and look at that car, flipping as the road gave way underneath 16-year-old kylie moore. >> i guess i stopped too close to the edge and the rest of the road fell with me. >> reporter: northwest of pittsburgh, pennsylvania. >> i was in bed sleeping and i got up and looked and i was like it ain't good. >> reporter: bill moore and four others rescued from the rapidly rising waters. >> so that same system will move through the northeast, cleveland to buffalo morning into noon and then that afternoon and evening storm activity heads right into the bulk of the northeast, washington, d.c., philadelphia, and new york city will all have a severe storm threat. ginger zee, abc news, new york.
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it wasn't weather or terrorism that shut down the new york stock exchange for hours. it was a computer glitch apparently. trading was stopped for nearly four hours. the longest such problem in more than a dozen years. there was no panic but it rattle traders already nervous about china and greece and the threat of cyberterrorism. >> at this point there is no indication that malicious actors are involved in these technology issues. >> there's a report now that a software upgrade caused the glitch. investors were able to continue buying and selling. through other exchanges. the dow jones industrial average closed down 26 points. >> 261 points. >> but apparently up over the year. >> glitch, a glitch can shut down the new york stock exchange. it was a day of glitches. >> i needed to update my ios and i didn't do that? >> don't. >> yeah. >> the data update ios. there's no connection.
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>> that's probably the one thing that did work yesterday. right. we're talking about united airlines. travel nightmare for thousands of people across the country. united airlines apologizing, though, after all of their flights grounded for about two hours. the ripple effect dragged on and on. yes, another computer glitch we're told here. more now from abc's marcy gonzalez. >> reporter: at airports across the country, blank screens and long lines. >> we can barely get in the door because the lines were so long. >> reporter: a travel mess starting at around 10:00 eastern with every united airlines flight nationwide that hadn't taken off suddenly grounded. >> here sends us back to the computer thing which says it can't help us. >> reporter: the airline blaming it on a computer glitch that caused a connectivity issue keeping united from being able to communicate with its planes on the ground or check passenger in. >> it's unbelievable how much we rely on the computers. when we arrived here, this was wall to wall people because there was no way to process.
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>> reporter: it is the second time this summer united flights have been impacted by this kind of problem. the issue fixed within two hours, but the ripple effect lingering longer. some travelers -- >> a party of seven to newark. >> reporter: left scrambling to catch connecting flights. >> i definitely am not pleased. >> reporter: and others dealing with delays. >> he's grumpy. well, what else are you going to do? you know? yeah. so you just kind of roll with it. >> reporter: united gave vouchers to those who had to cancel their travel plans because of problems which the airline insists were not the result of a cyber breach. t.j. and reena. >> thanks so much. >> federal investigators are trying to determine what caused a deadly mid-air collision between two planes in south carolina. a small cessna plane and f-16 military fighter jet crashed. the father and son in the cessna plane were killed. one victim has been recovered. one nagging question, why air traffic controllers failed to warn the f-16 pilot about that
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cessna. >> why didn't the air traffic controller see this small cessna and why didn't they warn the f-16? why didn't the f-16 which has very good radar not see this traffic. >> the pilot of the f-16 ejected and survived. experts say midair collisions between military and civilian plane are rare. because of safety and equipment used to prevent them. >> we turn to baltimore. community and religious leaders applauding the mayor's decision to fire the police commissioner. stephanie rawlings-blake says the shakeup was necessary. ed in aftermath of freddie gray's death in the back of a police van. she says the growing criticism over how anthony batts handled the case has become a distraction and pointed to the city's soaring crime rate. >> this was not an easy decision. the people of baltimore deserve better. >> the police union says it will work with interim commissioner kevin davis to focus on bringing down the crime rate. new details this morning about the gun used in the san francisco murder at the center of the immigration debate.
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the gun was stolen from a federal agent, a ranger with the bureau of land management. it was taken when someone broke into his car days before kathryn steinle shot. it's not clear how it ended up in the hands of the murder suspect francisco sanchez. the mexican immigrant deported five times says the gun went off accidentally. let's turn to donald trump now. get this, in a response to a report that workers undocumented workers helped him build an empire, his empire, the real estate mogul says well, it's possible. >> i can't guarantee anything. but i can say this, we worked very hard to make sure that everybody is legal as opposed to illegal. >> trump says that if there are undocumented workers at that site, this is in washington in particular or elsewhere in his organization, he'll tell them they're fired. this all started with trump's comments last month that some mexican immigrants are drug runners and rapists. jose andreas native of spain now says he will not open a restaurant in trump's d.c. hotel
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as planned. another republican presidential hopeful raising eyebrows. the former florida governor jeb bush was quick to backtrack on remarks he made while discussing tax reform in a live interview. bush said, quote, people need to work longer to grow the economy. democrats quickly said that shows how he's out of touch with middle class america. the bush campaign said he meant the underemployed should be able to get more work. >> listen to this now. more news about that nfl player who injured his hands in a fireworks mishap. jason pierre-paul's right index finger was reportedly amputated after the fourth of july accident in florida. the new york giants pulled a $60 million multiyear contract offer that was on the table. team officials traveled to a miami hospital to check pierre-paul but never made it past the waiting room. there's word he plans to play this season. and there were seven crashes, oh, my goodness, during yesterday's fifth stage of the tour de france including this one that knocked the top cyclist
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out of the race. rain made the course slippery because the weather held speeds down most injuries were mine nor. today's stage six relatively flat and weather should be all right. >> that was quite a tumble. >> those guys are flying out there. it starts that ripple effect. >> so sad to see. if you ever watched jimmy kimmel, you've probably seen the array of characters populating hollywood boulevard. featured on his late night show. >> take this one. here he is. he appears to be levitating over a bus stop with his feet. >> no, come on. >> planted, yes. on top of a sign there. he held that pose for hours. >> so people passed by, walked under him, tried to figure out how is he doing this. but as any true illusionist will tell you, that's a secret. turns out this stunt was part of a promotion for the illusionist's next show. come on, how was he doing this? what's the deal? >> we're missing something here. i'll get a closer look at this
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three people were seriously injured after a bus crashed into a new jersey bank. before the bus slammed into the building, it hit a car and a pedestrian. eyewitnesss say the bus driver lost control. no passengers were on board. and nobody was in the bank. the bus driver, the pedestrian and the driver of the car all taken to the hospital. >> authorities say a terrifying ordeal for a tennessee family may be part of a disturbing new trend. a home invasion, kidnapping and bank robbery. >> now there's a special warning for bank executives from the fbi. with more here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: a tennessee family recovering after a terrifying ordeal. >> home invasion resulted in the abduction of a family. >> reporter: it all started at 8:00 a.m. on tuesday. two masked men forcing themselves into tanner and abby harris' home, blindfolding them,
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and forcing them and their infant son into the family car taking the couple to the knoxville smartbank branch where he is vice president and ordering him to go inside and rob the bank. mr. harris did as he was told bringing them an undisclosed amount of money, but the men left him in the parking lot and sped off with mrs. harris and the baby inside. dumping them on a roadside about 15 minutes later. >> she hugged me and started crying saying that somebody was holding a gun to her head. >> reporter: the fbi is now investigating whether the crime is linked to another kidnapping in the area of a credit union ceo back in april and warning all bank employees to be extra vigilant. linzie janis, abc news, new york. the fbi says it's likely these groups did some kind of surveillance around the bank beforehand and warning bank employees and executives to watch out for cars that might be returning and not getting out of the vehicle. >> this is a movie plot. right? this happens in real life now. we've seen movies where this was the plot. that's scary stuff.
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>> very scary. >> coming up in the next half hour, fighting back against robocalls. one woman awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars after nonstop harassment. how her victory could impact you. >> first meet the guys behind the internet's best trick shot videos, dude perfect. that's what they're called. how these college buddies went from youtube obscurity to stardom. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after
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♪ ♪ the social media sensation known as dude perfect has made millions of fans and earned lucrative endorsement deals by doing things that most kids would do for free. >> their trick shots will make your jaw drops. instead of fancy editing, they take the old fashioned approach. we're up with "nightline's" juju chang. >> reporter: they call themselves dude perfect, the high flying, gravity defying, trick shot making megastars of the internet. with 13 million fans on facebook. and nearly 6 million subscribers on youtube, racking up more than 750 million views. >> we're dude perfect. >> let's do some trick shots. >> it's their testosterone
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fueled yet boyish charm that's attracted obsessive fans of all ages including my son. >> oh, wow. >> i brought them along to dude perfect headquarters in texas. immediately, they put me to work on my own version of dudette perfect, the "nightline" edition. >> we're dude perfect. >> this is the no look shot. >> yea! >> okay, i get it now. >> this is the laser shot. >> in fact, their first video, a compilation of trick shots when they were just college buddies went viral. their tricks growing more and more jaw dropping over a jumbo jet, even the goodyear blimp and yet the skeptics seem to grow, as well. >> everyone is convinced you guys are sneakily getting these trick shots. >> we kind of take that as a compliment because, i mean, you've got to be really smart to be able to do that. we don't have that capability. >> i'm glad they think that highly of us. >> reporter: they say it's all real, no tricky camera edits. >> this is the juju shot. >> it is just try, try, try, and try again.
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>> reporter: and like peter pan, never growing up seems to be their plan, even though most of them are married. and garrett is even a new dad. >> do you feel like people who don't know them would look at it and say, you know, these guys, they're just immature dudes. do you see it that way? >> i can see how people can say. they play for a living. i call cody and he's playing golf. after sitting down watching them do a shoot, i told cody, i have so much more respect for you. i had no idea that much went into making a trick shot. >> how do you bring a little dude into this. >> i hope he can grow up and enjoy what we do. it's just all about having fun. >> reporter: that family-friendly business plan has made the dudes a perfect marketing phenomenon, bringing in big money from youtube and merchandise endorsements. >> this is our nerve edition. >> reporter: at least one estimate puts their net worth in the millions. >> everybody assumes you guys are billionaires now.
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give me a sense of like how much money are you guys rolling in? >> yeah, it's not billions. >> you're just printing it right there. >> no. it's enough to support, you know, families and do pretty well for ourselves. i mean we work really hard. >> reporter: which brings us to that impossible shot off the roof. >> off the roof. oh! >> #nailedit. for "nightline" i'm juju chang shooting trick shots in texas. >> that was real. >> she really did it. >> it was real because of her reaction. she was excited. >> yeah. you can't fake that. >> really? >> yes. we don't see it happening but they have -- you know how many times they have to try and miss. before they finally get it. all we see is the make. >> there's hope for even me then. >> well, i mean, yes, there's always hope for you, reena. >> oh, come on, t.j. >> there's always hope for you. we need to get basketball going here. >> let's do that. how much are those? can we get those on amazon for $34.99? >> a little more. still, we can get a good deal.
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tonight. we might need to throw the mix out. i'm being insulted here by my co-anchor. anyway, first in the mix, video to show you. electronic dance music. you're not into it. but it's built on not really dancing necessarily but deejays do this and you're just kind of bopping around. everybody jumping around and getting into the groove. the deejays build up to this bass drop. building anticipation and dum dum, how it goes. i have to set it up like that. >> dum, dum. i'm going to take you to video trying to set up the crowd with the bass drop and then -- ♪ >> they were in the mood to keep it going. and that was where the bass drop was supposed to happen. they're just messing with the crowd a little bit. they played a slow jam. here it is again.
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♪ >> oh. >> that wasn't supposed to happen. >> that's a great song from the '80s. i'm sorry they don't appreciate that song. >> you don't want that song when you're in the club at 2:00 in the morning. you're getting your groove on. >> there was a point when people in the '80s went to studio 54, 6 or 9 or whatever it was and they played that song. >> did you stay studio 6 or 9? did you just say that? >> i forget what it is. >> i don't know that spot. but it sounds awesome, noel. oh, no. please, your story is next. recover from that, reena. >> all right. how about we move on to hazing sometimes. >> what? >> okay. explain, please. >> all right. sometimes in sporting events, sporting organizations have hazing of the younger players, the rookies. >> innocent stuff. >> innocent stuff. you're right. the term could be taken the wrong way. this is sort of with the rookies. the st. louis cardinals decided
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to send the rookies out to starbucks between one of their games against the chicago cubs. they went to the chicago starbucks in their uniforms. >> that's awesome. >> then they brought the coffee back to the players on the team. this is like a way for the older teammates to keep the guys humble. toughen them up. they say. unfortunately, it doesn't do much for their game. they did lose both games against the cubs. >> hey, they got a good picture. the fact they made them go in their uniforms is the icing on the cake. >> somebody was saying they also sometimes send them to weddings in their uniforms and sandy, our director, was saying i would rather do the coffee run than go to a wedding. >> one last to show you. have you seen the body issue of espn that have done this six or so years. great athletes are posing nude and showing off these great athletic bodies. there you see bryce harper from the washington -- from washington. well, look at the mascot here for the cleveland indians. this is slider, taking off his
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m this morning on "world news now," demanding answers from united airlines after the latest in a series of computer melt downs impacting hundreds of flights in a matter of hours. wall street shutdown, the nation's other computer glitch impacting the stock market. new details on how traders did their job. digital dependency, blaming forgetfulness on all the information stored in smartphones. from phone numbers, addresses and even birthdays. >> and under investigation, ariana grande's doughnut licking stunt. the video going viral and her unsavory comments. why police are getting involved, that's in the skinny on this thursday, july 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> and good morning to you all.
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we have to start with breaking news. an astonishing turn in south carolina. the confederate flag will be coming down at the capitol state grounds. >> house lawmakers voted 93-27 to remove the flag after a debate that dragged on more than 13 hours. lawmakers rejected a string of amendments aimed at changing or delaying the bill, which was introduced after the charleston church massacre. there will be one more procedural vote before the governor can sign the bill. >> governor haley said it should come down so she's expected to sign this. she said this is a proud day for her state. time for them all to come together and heal after what happened in charleston. an amazing turn for that flag, all the debate, been there 50 years, went up to protest the civil rights movement essentially at the state capitol and this is just -- it's a heck of a day, heck of a morning. a lot of people never thought that would come down. >> a testament to the folks who voted on this. it happened pretty quickly and
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after the massacres, people knew this was not a let's wait six months or a year to get this done. >> we'll follow up on that for you. other major headlines today, the widespread computer failure at one of the world's largest airlines. thousands of frustrated passengers, look at that shot, they were stuck in airports from coast to coast. >> it was not the day to fly yesterday. the technical glitches left hundreds of united airlines planes on the tar mac rendering its computers useless. here's jim avila. >> reporter: gates overflowing, ticket counters jammed. check-in kiosks dark, delay boards bleeding red. some totally blank as lines of passengers snake across the united airlines curbsides. >> we came in, we could barely get into the door because the lines were so long. >> reporter: the nightmare begins at 7:30, the height of morning takeoffs when a computer router malfunctions preventing communication with planes on the ground. 59 flights canceled, 800 delayed.
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>> this is systemwide, this computer failure throughout the united system which means nobody is going nowhere. >> reporter: by 9:30, lines are growing and united tweets, we're working to resolve and apologize for any inconvenience. but not until an hour later does a united spokesman confirm the computers are back, but not completely. >> it's probably the longest line i've seen at the airport. >> reporter: united tweeted a video apology, promising to wave change fees. >> thank you so much for your loyalty and business. we're continuing to work hard to earn it. we again apologize for the inconvenience. >> reporter: united says it's working very hard to recover from its computer issues, but this is the fifth time in three years that computer hassles have, in fact, wreaked havoc on its customers. jim avila, abc news, washington. a houston bound flight made an unscheduled stop in boston because of an unruly passengers. travelers aboard the british airlines plane from london said
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a man took his shirt off and started yelling. they say he hit a female companion, four passengers restrained him. he was arrested for interfering with the flight. he may also be charged with assault. >> the fbi director is again sounding the alarm on the sophisticated technology used by isis to recruit young people around the world. james comey told senators isis is reaching out to more than 20,000 english speaking followers on twitter and then moving on to encrypted mobile messages that are difficult for law enforcement to intercept. >> it's no longer the case that someone is troubled needs to go find this propaganda and this motivation, it buzzes in their pocket. there is a device, almost a devil on their shoulder, all day long saying, kill kill kill kill. >> and comey said consumers' rights to privacy must be weighed against public safety but silicon valley companies making smartphones with the encryption technology say it protect s customers from hackers. new details about what caused the new york stock exchange to shut down.
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bloomberg is reporting a software upgrade caused the computer glitch. wall street trading was suspended nearly four hours. here's abc's lana zak. >> moments of high tension as trading was halted for hours on the new york stock exchange. the nyse releasing a statement, we're experiencing a technical issue we're working to resolve as quickly as possible. >> embarrassingly, it took a couple hours but it clearly wasn't the end of the world. >> reporter: but this technical issue happened to coincide with the increase of market tension. wednesday chinese markets continued their crash in what's dubbed the great fall of china. >> there's still a lot of leverage and tools the authorities can use to avoid that. >> reporter: worrying for many in america the situation in europe. greece a few days from a possible bankruptcy and collapse. the concern that a collapse in greece would have a ripple effect for the rest of the eu and possibly the united states. >> we worry more about greece and china and worry about what the federal reserve is doing than whether the new york stock
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exchange has a trading glitch because that trading glitch in my opinion had absolutely zero impact on your 401(k). >> stocks were trading lower on wednesday in part because of the volatility in the global markets. the new york stock exchange reinforced the idea that this had nothing to do with lacking -- hacking or any sort of cyber crimes, but in a time of sensitivity, you can imagine that this had a lot of people very worried. reena, t.j.? >> you're right. thank you so much. the defense for the colorado theater shooter could rest as soon as friday. today prosecutors will continue cross examining a star witness for the defense. she says holmes was mentally ill at the time of the shooting. prosecutors attacked the credibility of the schizophrenia expert, even questioning the accuracy of her notes. they say he was sane during the massacre. >> communities in 15 states are under flash flood watches and warnings overnight. in texas a man and his dog swept off a bridge over a rising creek in brownwood, texas, yesterday. they managed to get out of their truck but all were washed down
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stream. nearly 5 inches of rain fell in this central texas community in a short time. rivers and creeks still rising there. in oklahoma, runoff from the rain is damaging roads and sewers. so far no reports of damage to homes but a lot of roads close there. 100-year-old historical records were submerged in a county office building basement. they'll be freeze dried now today to try to save them. >> freeze dried. >> do what you got to do. >> in today's forecast, rain across much of the nation especially heavy rain again in oklahoma to the ohio valley, rain later in the day from washington, d.c., to new york city. lightning in the fire zone in the northwest. threat for firefighters. >> sweltering again in that fire zone, 90s in texas, memphis, washington, d.c., 70s and '80s in l.a., chicago, detroit and boston. microsoft says it's cutting 7800 jobs. that's nearly 7% of its work force. also writing off nearly $8 billion all due to its purchase of nokia phones, a move the company admits was a mistake.
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most of the layoffs will be made overseas to the operations there. these cuts come on top of the 18,000 jobs microsoft trimmed last year. the good lord heard your prayers. you don't have to leave your sofa because you want taco bell. they're now delivering apparently to more than 90 cities as part of taco bell's deal with door dash. the fast food giant says the delivery service was successfully tested in several market locations. it admits there are still a few glitches. why are you laughing >> now i >> >> is this what we need? now i don't have to get off my couch to get taco bell. >> the lord heard your prayers. >> who was praying for that. beef burrito at any hour of the day, i was praying for that. >> this is not a good thing. >> this could potentially be useful. certain weak moments. >> we can't get up to go get taco bell. >> you get up to get your iphone to call them and they deliver. >> oh, man. all right. >> taco bell's new service got a headstart in a california location with the delivery of a baby boy.
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>> the parents-to-be, they were headed to the hospital yesterday afternoon. they didn't get hungry and pull over but it became clear they weren't going to make it to the hospital and they pulled over in all places taco bell parking lot. this is near bakersfield. >> the baby was in a big hurry and born in the front seat of their car even before the fire department arrived. he clearly didn't know about the delivery service. >> he got a sniff of that stuff. what is that? let me get out of here. we've got the skinny coming. you love the taco bell delivery thing? >> i don't like fast food but if you're a vegetarian you have options at taco bell. >> the burritos are a good thing. >> pretty good. bean and cheese. >> get off your couch and get it, please. >> the "skinny" coming your way, folks and the pop superstar showing heartfelt generosity by helping a fan who is facing some tough times. >> also ahead, blaming forgetfulness on smartphones. could you remember addresses, appointments and birthdays without digital dependence. harassing non-stop robocalls. the one consumer who took the offender to court and won. the costly punishment and what
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parts when it breaks down? >> that is a good question. >> i would love to be able to do that from my printer instead of paying somebody extra. >> she's thinking ahead. >> i always do. i'm a mama. we've all gotten the annoying robocalls which seems to come at the most inconvenient time. one texas woman was so fed up, she went to court. >> yes. and the judge delivered a message of his own and it was a costly one. abc's lindsey davis explains. >> hello, this is rachel at cardholder services. >> reporter: we've all fallen victim to it. >> anywhere from five to six per day. >> they call morning, noon and night. >> reporter: one texas woman is victorious. time warner cable ordered to pay araceli king of irving, texas nearly $230,000 after 153 robocalls were made to her cell phone in just over a year. look at this phone record, six calls in less than 12 hours. turns out the calls weren't for her. time warner intended to get a man named louis perez to pay a delinquent bill.
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it's illegal for companies to robocall personal cell phones once the customer objected. the judge in this case awarded the maximum fine, $1500 per call because he wrote time warner "could not be bothered to update her information even after she notified them and filed suit." >> consumers need to know they have the right to ask that the calls stop. and if their request is not respected, then they have the right to sue in court and recover money. >> reporter: a spokesperson for time warner cable tells us they're looking at all options to determine how they'll proceed. if robocalls are a problem for you, the lawyer we spoke to advises that you keep a record of the calls, determine the business that's making the calls, tell them you don't want them to call and if they persist, you could sue. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> good advice. did you know 74 of those calls happened after they filed the lawsuit. >> wow. >> the judge was like clearly you're disrespecting the law and
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not taking us seriously. i always take the law seriously especially when i crank call you. at 3:00 a.m. >> that's what this is. my granny outfit. >> how are you going to crank call me at 3:00 a.m.? i'm sitting next to you. >> that's why it never works out. >> that's why i don't answer. my wife is getting tired of it, by the way. >> all right. coming up, ariana grande is apologizing for anti-american remarks and we got some doughnut video of her you need to see. yes, doughnuts. >> okay. trust you on that one. who the kids think are taking the best selfies besides us, of course. that's in the skinny, next. >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ >> okay. well, this is our ironic lead in "the skinny" this morning. doughnuts and a pop star that was apparently caught licking them. >> doesn't sound like a big deal if you're licking a doughnut. it's a big deal if you lick a doughnut meant to be sold to another customer that's coming in after you. we're talking about ariana grande making comments that followed an alleged doughnut licking incident. look at this, tmz posted security camera footage. there she is on the right standing next to that guy. seems friendly enough and she takes a lick of a doughnut that is there on display. now, she appeared to do it on a dare maybe.
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they were just playing around. it's not funny. police in south carolina reportedly investigating this alleged health hazard. >> but grande now apologizing for the comments she made after a new batch of doughnuts laid out in front of her saying, quote, i hate americans, i hate america. she explained she did not mean to fat shame americans and love america. >> yes. she says this wasn't a patriotic thing. i take this seriously and she does work with childhood obesity and i hate that we indulge in these things is what she claims she was referring to. a twist here, she has been replaced as the headlining act at saturday's major league baseball all-star game, replaced by demi lovato. official reason grande had to drop out because she's having her wisdom teeth removed. she said i'm still learning, need to watch my mouth and seems to apologize. we shall see. >> okay. >> taylor swift on the other side of the spectrum here, has repeatedly shown how much she loves her fans and done it once again. what is that? a special swifty facing a tough time. >> 11-year-old naomi oaks was
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just diagnosed with leukemia. is such a brave girl. she was more worried about not being able to see taylor in concert when her tour rolled through phoenix so she received a letter from swift. >> telling her not to worry, there will be more concerts. swift also donated $50,000 to her family to pay for chemo treatments. listen to naomi's reaction now. >> i seriously think i'm going to pass out right now. >> how cute is that. now, naomi decided to make taylor's current hit single "bad blood" her fight song during her blood cancer treatment. great for her. we've seen stuff, different end of the spectrum. this is what we're getting used to see stories from ariana grande versus these stories from taylor swift. >> taylor has done so much for her fans. it's amazing. >> hanging in there, you had a cough. >> sorry. thanks for picking up there. >> it's quite all right.
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you want to keep going here? >> yeah. to an emotional good-bye. yesterday on the view, for rosie perez, the actress confirmed she is leaving "the view" as she thanked whoopi goldberg. and nicole wallace. she welcomed the newest co-hosts raven-symone and michelle collins, but then turned her attention to the viewers. >> just know that i do not have one regret for coming to this show. i would do it all over again. and it's all because of you, the fans. and please know. >> perez joined "the view" back in september and will take a final bow next month. >> finally the world's biggest stars now have another way of being reward ford doing something less than spectacular. taking selfies. there's an art to it, i'm told. >> the second round nominations for the teen choice awards was announced last night. a new category, choice selfie takers. the nominees include justin bieber, rihanna, one direction, kylie jenner. >> you can't forget about her sis, the queen of the selfie,
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you go long™. ♪ ♪ well, finally this half hour, blaming your forgetfulness on your smartphone dependency. >> after storing birthdays, phone numbers, addresses, is it possible to go through life never having to remember anything again? here now abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: today we rely on our phones for just about everything. >> my cell phone, i have it with me at all times. >> reporter: louis ck joking parents at dance recitals are phone obsessed.
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>> kids are dancing and every parent is standing there like this. every single person was blocking their vision of their actual child. >> reporter: phones have our phone numbers, addresses, our social calendar, they even help us with directions. it seems like our brains hardly have to remember much these days. do you ever forget information that you trust a digital device to store and remember for you? if the answer is yes, then you most likely have what some are calling digital amnesia. just how dependent are we on these devices? in a recent on-line survey, commissioned by a cybersecurity firm, most people said they used the internet as an online extension of their brain and almost half said their smartphone serves as their memory. >> the problem with this kind of digital outsourcing of our memory is that it prevents us from learning how to remember. and it allows us to forget things more quickly.
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>> the study also found that most people can't remember their friends or siblings' phone numbers. >> i don't know my best friend's number. i do not know my brother's number either. >> reporter: guess what number most people can remember. >> my childhood home phone number. i have to write it on every document i have ever filled out. i remember that. >> you also remember addresses, right? you don't look up your iphone home address. >> no. do you know your husband's phone number right now? >> it's probably the only other number i know. i know my childhood number. >> i know my wife's cell number but her work number i have no idea. >> cell phone you need. >> really? >> yeah. >> she doesn't answer it that often. i need a backup number for her. >> there's a reason she's not answering. >> really, reena. >> don't miss our updates on facebook. wnn fans. more news. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades
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